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Walnut Avenue Cafe

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106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
+1 831-457-2307
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Place is a Jem! Located downtown Santa Cruz with the best food and service to offer a breakfast foodie. Well worth the few extra minutes of waiting for a table on Sunday morning!

Thank Greg H
Santa Cruz, California
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Convenient location off Pacific in downtown Santa Cruz. I had Great eggs benedict and mt friend had a hearty breakfast before a wine tasting across the street at Soif on a Saturday. We were lucky to snag one of the tables on the cozy front patio. Great bennie and fun people watching. Always a good place. I'm a regular.

Thank Julie T
LaGrange, Georgia
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was busy on a Saturday morning but we only had a 5 minute wait. Our server was right there and our food came quickly. Our coffee cups were never low. I had the old special and the plate was full. My daughter had the traditional bacon and eggs and the bacon was the thick cut and looked perfect.

Thank AlabamaTraveler33
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best breakfast and lunches in Boulder. They always get all of our changes and additions correct. Might love the Southside Walnut Cafe even more but that one didn't show up.

Thank 1aura1ee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fresh, tasty, and well priced. Service was excellent. I at a delicious bleu cheese burger and my daughter had scrambled eggs with feta.

Thank jennycT3365NY
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325 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love having breakfast here! Everything we've tried has been good, from scrambles & omelets to pancakes, french toast & benedicts. Breakfast potatoes have always been my quality marker for restaurants, & these are real, cooked fresh, with onions & spices. The optional muffins are good too, if not amazing. Coffee is great too. This is a cute place with... More 

Thank JamaisVu
Greater London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, the service was great - prompt and provided advice on the menu. No upselling. Second, the food was fresh and well prepared. Third, the atmosphere felt good - lots of families out for breakfast - obviously popular among locals.

Thank Nigel B
Los Angeles
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277 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My breakfast was absolutely perfect! I had the green chilies and cheese scramble with home fries and a 9 grain pancake on the side. I couldn't decide between the scramble or the pancakes, so the waitress said I could sub the pancakes for the bread. Everything was delicious. One person asked for their home fries extra crispy. When the waitress... More 

Thank bstorm
Arcadia, California
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

After a five hour drive whats a thirty minute wait for an excellent breakfast. After we were seated I noticed that it averages about thirty minutes from check in to table. The place was packed(10:30 on a Saturday) so we chose to eat out front no transient problem at all. Angie was our server and as first timers walked us... More 

Thank MWM1958
Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Large selection on the breakfast menu brings a crowd. Get there early or expect to wait for a table. Once seated service is fine and the food is of high quality with generous portions.

Thank Ira S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-2307

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?